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100 Responses to “The Scrawl Wall”

  1. pannonica Says:

    (I don’t think this thing is going to fly.)

  2. found it…and like your new header.

    it only took me 19 minutes to seek this puppy out.

    pannsz: Thanks! It’s a photograph of a piece by Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy, who works exclusively with natural materials (no glue, nails, or anything like that) and creates ephemeral works that are best documented in photography and film. I mutilated this particular photograph by rotating it, cropping it, and stretching it to fit the dimensions of the header template.

  3. i think that CSN(and sometimes Y) are one of the best bands of all time. i’m listening to them right now. here are my favorite songs by them in no particular order:

    *carry on
    *wooden ships
    *southern cross
    *long time gone
    *almost cut my hair
    *suite: judy blue eyes
    *just a song before i go

    (i’m the product of a woodstock-attending father…can you tell?)

  4. and can you fix my grammatical error? it should be “CSN…IS one of…” thanks, pal.

    as you can see, i really have no life and need to go organize some more closets.

  5. pannonica Says:

    No. I’m leaving it as is, to make you sound like an Anglophile. Stopped short of changing your spelling to “favourite.” I did, however, rearrange the list in length order. Hee hee.

    Many years ago I found all 4 discs of their boxed set for 88¢ each, so I got the set (sans big box & big booklet) for $3.52! (Amazon is selling it new for $63.) Yay!!

  6. pannonica Says:

    CyWyGy, Why doesn’t your avatar show up any more in the comments?

  7. jimsmuse Says:

    I’m just here to see what the cool kids are up to.

  8. i’m bored. there’s no one to play with. i hate being home on vacation. bummer.

    i’m trying to write an article for a kid’s magazine…but would rather eat jordan almonds and scrawl on panny’s wall.

  9. pannonica Says:

    Want to try that etch-a-doodle thing? I remember you tried to do it with Dishy.

  10. sorry…i went to the grocery store. since i’m home today there’s no excuse for not cooking. i made chili. wanna play i-sketch tonight? i’ll be home after 9pm. it could be fun, or funny.

    and WHERE is my aviator? it won’t show up.

    pnnsz: I thought you didn’t like flying.

  11. pannonica Says:

    Good news! I just found the website of the brilliant woman who made those wonderfully gruesome plushies that I had a secondary link to in my “because” post. Her name is Patricia Waller and she lives in Berlin. Patricia Waller.

  12. pannonica Says:

    I can’t do the i-sketch thing tonight. My mouse doesn’t want to go “up” anymore. Replacement arriving tomorrow.

  13. jimsmuse Says:

    Did you know there was an awesome trio of rockers called “Scrawl” recording in the late 80s/early 90s? They were girl grunge even before regular grunge was cool. Just sayin’

  14. pannonica Says:

    No, I didn’t. But there was another band at the same time called “Caterwaul.” They weren’t all-girl, but of course had a female lead singer. Just replyin’

  15. personally, i prefer lodi’s own: the misfits. they’re pretty fun. with tracks such as, “mommy, can i go out and kill tonight?” and “teenagers from mars”, how can you go wrong?

  16. thedailydish Says:

    The Misfits are one of John’s favorites.

    And YAY! I found the wall.

    Christy wuz here.

  17. pannonica Says:

    CyWyGy: Well, I have to counter with my hometown’s The Cramps. “Look Ma, No Head,” “Goo Goo Muck,” and “Eyeball in My Martini.”

    I know, it’s kind of a stacked deck because my hometown is NYC.

    Dish-Dish: Great! I’m just waiting for Banksy to show up now.

  18. thedailydish Says:

    Christy + John 4EVRRRR

  19. 4 a good time call dishy

  20. pannonica Says:

    Wow. Didn’t take long for this page to deteriorate. I’ll share my all-time favorite bit of bathroom graffiti, from a college dorm:

    Tom is smegma

    Puerile yet poetic in its spareness.

    Perhaps the poetic part of it will help the old S’Wall claw back to marginal respectability.

  21. panny,

    i can only hope that you had a marginally good time last night playing i-sketch with me. i thought it was a hoot…but then again i’m easily amused.


  22. pannonica Says:

    Of course I did, and I’m glad I apparently didn’t disappoint. Not sure how much I looove i-sketch though. It starts the next game too soon I think. And, as I said, it isn’t quite up to the same snuff as Illustrator and Photoshop, la, la, la.

  23. thedailydish Says:

    I tried playing iSketch before – but I couldn’t get it to work on my computer. Do either of you have a mac?

  24. mac is SMACK. i’ve got some hoopty ibm lap top that a friend ‘borrowed’ from his job. now it’s mine. :) to play i-sketch i have to commandeer ant’s computer…it’s all fancy and fast. but he never lets me use it. he’s mean like that.

  25. thedailydish Says:

    I have a macbook pro (family computer) and an imac (MINE). I just tried isketch again. Each time I try to download the necessary plug-in it tells me *there are no suitable plug-ins for my computer* Tough luck. Oh well..

  26. pannonica Says:

    I live in an apple-less merry land.

  27. could you post pictures of ernestine dressed up for halloween? (because i’m sure she’d just loooove that.) thanks.
    your devoted reader,

  28. thedailydish Says:

    OKAY. You are officially MIA. Has Carrie officially “taken over” your side of the mind???

  29. pannonica Says:

    I am here, but mostly being a bed slug.

  30. git yerself outta bed, woman. wait until you see what i was working on all night. i’ll be posting it shortly over at my house. c’mon by and see.

    buck up panny, we all love ya!

  31. pannonica Says:

    Incidentally, “slugabed” is a real word, first appearing in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. (IV.v.2):

    “Why Lambe, why Lady, fie you sluggabed.”

  32. wanna sing karaoke with me? c’mon…i’ll get you liquored up and it’ll be fun.

  33. pannonica Says:

    Killjoy Was Here

  34. i think you meant WUZ…

  35. and why, oh why are you up at 4:59 am?!?!? dear god…it’s a travesty.

  36. pannonica Says:

    I was born with no circadian rhythm.

  37. don’t tell me you’re sleeping NOW. all the cool kids stay up late and sleep all day.

    your circadas must be out of alignment (along with your chi).

    pnnsz: Oh, I forgot to tell you, I’m not one of the cool kids.

  38. thedailydish Says:


    Hey, how come Panny gets an invite to your Halloween party and I don’t?? Was it b/c of the begging?? I know it was a little heavy-handed.. but. BUT.

    Guess this means I’M the NOT COOL ONE HUH??

  39. pannonica Says:

    I didn’t see any invite.

  40. jimsmuse Says:

    I didn’t get an invite either. Make me an offer…

  41. *rubbing hands together sinisterly* just wait, my pretties….just wait. mwaa haaa haaa. i can’t WAIT to finish this little project.

  42. thedailydish Says:

    WELL. That at least makes me feel a little bit better. But she invited YOU (Panny) to sing w/ her. She’s never invited ME to SING. And I bet she sent both of you way more candy than she sent me too – and I had to share mine w/ 3 other people – THREE! Who kept complaining b/c I was eating all the “good ones” – Humph. BACK OFF MAN = I said, get yer own honkin internet friends and make them send you yer OWN candy. THAT QUIETED EM DOWN! NOW. Where was I..?

    pnnsz: And here I thought the operative bit was getting me “liquored up” so that she could perpetrate who-knows-what nefarious schemes upon my poor person.

  43. thedailydish Says:

    Oh RIGHT, Yes I didn’t get one either.. I am going off to sulk in the corner now.

  44. pannonica Says:

    My package had a sticker that said ROTTEN.

  45. (day late)

    my sticker said “poison” so when I offered The Mister some, he was all like “No way, that says it’s poison!”
    So many more problems solved…

  46. jimsmuse Says:

    My sticker said “BEWARE!” which sort of sums me up, I think.

  47. thedailydish Says:

    Mine said TOXIC. Sort of makes you wonder a little about Curly, huh…?

    NOT THAT I LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH. Or in this case, a bag of candy in the wrapper.

  48. thedailydish Says:

    PS: Pans: STEP AWAY from that liquor!

  49. thedailydish Says:

    PPS: Do you think she’ll send us the leftovers from her party (since none of us was invited)?

  50. thedailydish Says:

    I LOVE YOU CURLY!!!!!!!!

  51. so sorry i couldn’t be here fooling around with the rest of you ninnies. SOME OF US are working on PROJECTS for the benefit of others.

    mwaaa haa haa. except it’s not as funny as i thought it would be. bummer.

    youtube, don’t fail me now!

  52. en la noche, escribo en espanol. tambien, pongo dulces y helado en mi boca grande. mi asno es enorme.

  53. luck (or unlucky) for you CWG, while I can’t speak/write spanish, I can read it.
    hee hee, you said asno.

  54. pannonica Says:

    But I don’t think the idiomatic meaning translates.

  55. pannonica Says:

    I am so very ready to go home. Feeling a little tooth pain. Ibuprofen to the rescue. But somehow I think I could be doing more to dull the pain. But how? How?

  56. CANDY! CANDY! CANDY! (or a bunch of those drinks that come in triangular glasses with little olives on sticks…)

  57. don’t worry. i have to go back to work (finally!) next week and won’t have any time on my hands to make movies or stalk my blogging buddies.

  58. thedailydish Says:

    We’ll miss you Curl!

    PS: Pls send more candy.

  59. thedailydish Says:

    DO NOT SEND ANY MORE CANDY. I have TOO MUCH NOW. TOOOOO MUCH. Any more and I will need bigger pants.

  60. panny:


    and variations of the above aren’t working. could you kindly let me in on the top-secret password?

    all the best,
    your little hacker

    ps. i could have cracked this sucker…but i’ve been WORKING for the last two days. ugh.

  61. jimsmuse Says:

    my guess is that the password is “killjoy” :)

  62. how could i have forgotten KILLJOY? damn. but it’s not that either. whatever can it be?

  63. jimsmuse Says:

    LOL You must be really frustrated, CWG! Knowing pannonica, it could be anything. If I find out I’ll email you and let you know!

  64. jimsmuse Says:

    Hm. One more guess: have you tried “secretsquirrel”?

  65. yes, i tried that too because i saw it in the tag line. (told you i’m insane and slightly OCD)

  66. Connie Says:

    Sigh…late again…I miss everything…the password I received by email did not work…

  67. pannonica Says:

    Something weird is going on. My comments aren’t showing up on other people’s blogs.

    I tested on mine and the new comment popped right up. Elsewhere, even though I’m logged in to the WordPress galaxy, nothing happens. Not even a “Your Comment is Awaiting Moderation” message. If I try resubmitting the comment I do receive a message that says it looks like a duplicate comment.


  68. oh stop it. we know you’re just laying in bed being a slug and IGNORING all of us.

  69. pannonica Says:

    I haven’t been. But after today’s horrible events, I might.

  70. thedailydish Says:

    Poor Pans. Man everyone is having a down day… EXCEPT THE PHILS!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!

    PS: Hope you are both feeling better now.

    PPS: Got your comment – glad to see that crzap is fixed now babe.

    PPPS: Happy almost Halloween!! Loving the music Panny babe – GRACIAS!

  71. thedailydish Says:


    PS: Your comments are going screwy again — Tell them to lay off the candy.


  72. i don’t think panny’s online…she was having a bad day on thursday and i don’t think things have improved. pannnnny, we miss you. hope you’re okay.

  73. pannonica Says:

    I’m       here.

  74. that sounds convincing…

  75. jimsmuse Says:

    Trust me, CWG. That comment is a big improvement over last Friday!

  76. pannonica Says:

    Has everyone on WordPress (who also loiters at the Scrall Wawl but (among U.S. citizens) doesn’t live in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and Arizona (excepting the Navajo Rez)) manually reset their time settings to account for the end of Daylight Saving Time? Details to be found here.

  77. rambleicious Says:

    I just found this page, but I have nothing titillating or gossipy to say.

  78. pannonica Says:

    It’ll still be here in case you do.

  79. jimsmuse Says:

    Sorry I’m such a pain in the ass. Why is it I get along with you so much better online?

    pnnsz: What are you talking about?

  80. jimsmuse Says:

    Well if you don’t think I’m a pain in the ass, then that’s probably why you hang out with me. Don’t worry about it.

    pnnrpts: What are you talking about?

  81. i’m a PITA. seriously. that’s why i can’t ever meet you all in real life. then my not-so-secret-secret will be unveiled. then no one will visit my blog.

    i’m supposed to be writing a book review. i have no credentials…and it’s harder than i thought it would be. waah. i still feel icky. *whine whine whine*

  82. pannonica Says:

    Sounds altogether unpleasant. *comfort comfort comfort* I believe in your ability to write that book review. hint: the odds go up slightly if you can at least touch or hold the book, a teensy bit more if you’ve read some of it.

    I don’t know about this PITA thing, but I’m pretty certain you aren’t flinging paint at fur coats.

  83. mwah ha ha @pita joke. my cracked and chapped lips broke into a painful grin at that one.

  84. pannonica Says:

    I don’t really have much to say right now, but I was disturbed by seeing all six of the recent comments attributed to CyWyGy.

    p.s. Going to archive this page when the comments reach 100; it’ll be replaced with a new one.

  85. do i scare you that much?

  86. pannonica Says:

    No, it’s just that I’m painfully insecure and I don’t want people to think I have only one stalker.

  87. how many stalkers can one girl really manage?

  88. pannonica Says:

    Can one ever truly know how many stalkers one has?

  89. pannonica Says:

    People hardly ever click on the fun quasi-hidden stuff in my posts. *whiiiiiine*

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